Is anyone else shocked at how quickly summer passed us by?? Here we are, already two months into the 2023-24 school year. Where does the time go? The Webster Education Foundation members hope you all had a fantastic summer and are enjoying a beautiful Fall!
One of the reasons summer flies by so quickly is that we have so much happening. On Memorial Day weekend, WEF once again hosted the Webster Memorial Day Arts and Crafts Extravaganza. It was well attended. WEF welcomed some new vendors this year. WEF would like to thank our own Mary Nelson for being the chairperson of this event for the past 8 years! Looking forward, WEF is planning to return ownership of this event to the Webster Area Chamber of Commerce in May of 2024. Stay tuned for more information.
On August 4th, WEF hosted the 10th Annual Golf Scramble at the Voyager Village Golf Course. 32 teams participated in this event and a fun time was had by all! If there would have been a prize for best-dressed team, my vote would have gone to the team representing the Webster Class of 1994! No one even came close to touching the WHS Class of 1975 in the Hole Sponsor Fundraising competition! Thanks to all the incredible Tiger Alumni that participated! #TIGERPROUD! WEF wants to send a BIG SHOUT OUT to everyone who came out to play, our hosts at Voyager Village, our amazing sponsors and a fun group of volunteers!
In early August, the new sound system was installed in the Webster MS/HS Cafetorium. Funds raised from Taco Bingo, a generous $2500 donation from the Webb Lake Men’s Club and $9000 of funding from Pardun’s Canoe Rental and the family and friends of Lois Pardun, made the completion of this project possible. An introduction and small dedication of this new system will occur at the Webster Fall Concert on Monday, October 23rd.
Progress has been made toward the final completion of the WEF Greenhouse project. A large Greenhouse structure has been built on the west side of the Middle/High School building. In August, electricity was connected to the greenhouse, and heaters and water will soon be installed. We are excited to watch our staff and students take advantage of this new opportunity and see what innovative projects they produce.
WEF and all the Webster Staff members would like to thank Terry and Brenda Larsen for their generous and thoughtful classroom grant donation. To kick off the school year, the Larsen’s donated $5700 ($100 to every classroom teacher in the district) to purchase classroom supplies that they might otherwise purchase on their own.
The Webster Education Foundation has had an extraordinarily strong year. We will complete both the Sound System and Greenhouse projects and will plan for a new large project to complete in the district. WEF awarded $5500 in Senior Scholarships and contributed funds to our endowment investments for the future. We have $9000 in our budget for innovative classroom grants for the coming school year. None of this would have been possible without the support of this amazing community. A simple “Thank you” cannot express what it means to us, our students, and staff. We continue to depend on financial support from alumni, community members and businesses to meet our future goals.
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